Community Crops holds its ninth annual Feast on the Farm

Hundreds of people came out for the ninth annual Feast on the Farm at Prairie Pines.

The feast is sponsored by local non–profit community crops.

The six acre farm is located just outside of city limits near 112th and Adams.

Each year, the event unites farmers, area eateries and the community.

"The guests here spend three and a half hours walking around the six acre farm, enjoying the tours of the farm," said Community Crops’ Executive Director David Grabarkewitz.

This year’s event sold nearly 300 tickets.

Customers got to sample food, beverages and more from a collection of local eateries.

One of the restaurants, Piedmont Bistro, has been coming to the feast on the farm for three years now.

They say it’s a great opportunity to make new customers.

"It’s really great to get the local feedback from everyone walking around the event. It’s great to give everyone just a little taste of what we can do and then hopefully they want to come check us out in the restaurant at a different date," said Jillian Manthei, general manager of Piedmont Bistro.

The fundraiser is held from 5 to dusk, and all proceeds collected from the ticket sales will go toward community crops education programs for sustainable farming.

"We are just happy to be part of the fabric of sustainable farming here in the city of Lincoln," said Grabarkewitz.

We have the full chef lineup in attendance here:
Goldenrod Pastries
Prairie Plate Restaurant
Kitchen Table
The Hub Cafe
Piedmont Bistro by Venue
Talent Plus
Cheeses by Branched Oak Farm & Dutch Girl Creamery
Single Barrel
Pepe’s Kitchen
Gelato To Go
Zip line Brewery

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